Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo 1905–1927"

From the Taschen website

Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"The Coalition Book" by Martin Rowson

Since 2010, Martin Rowson has been documenting the highs and lows – mainly the lows – of the Tory-Lib Dem coalition week after week in The Guardian, as well as in many other publications. This book collects Rowson’s best, most brutally funny, cartoons from a period that began with a “big, open, comprehensive offer” to Nick Clegg, continued on through riots, phone-hacking, double-dip recession and endless debates on Europe, and will end (perhaps) with the general election in 2015. Accompanied by witty explanatory text, The Coalition Book takes a biting satirical look at Cameron and Clegg’s first – and perhaps last – five years in charge.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tony Auth 1942-2014

From Philly Com.

Tony Auth, 72, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial page for four decades died this Sunday.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jules Feiffer at the Small Press Expo

Michael Cavna speaks to Jules Feiffer in Comic Riffs.

Jules Feiffer’s newest graphic novel, “Kill My Mother.”

The artist is scheduled to appear at Politics & Prose and Small Press Expo in Washington this weekend.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Art Spiegelman's Perspective on Gaza

From Art Spiegelman's Facebook page.

I've spent a lifetime trying to NOT think about Israel—deciding it has nothin more to do with me, a diasporist, than the rest of the World's Bad News on Parade. Israel is like some badly battered child with PTSD who has grown up to batter others. 
But... here's a collage I did for last week's Nation magazine.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014

From September 17th to 21st, the nation's capital will once again become the center of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans thoroughly enjoyed this year's great line up of screenings.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World"

A review by Don Simpson in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

Monte Beauchamp arranges a glorious mash-up: 16 contemporary cartoonists telling the stories of 16 groundbreaking cartoonists.